About Us

TTS Nortest can trace its roots back to the late 70’s when Brian Robson started working in the rubber test industry, back in the days when it was an expanding market place driven by the newly created quality requirements from British Standards.

Brian Robson
– After many years with H.W.Wallace, Lloyd Instruments and Hampden Test Equipment, Brian set up Nortest based in Northampton in 1989 to continue his passion for quality materials testing machines with solutions for the Rubber, Plastics and Polymers industries.

Brian has always been a keen motorcyclist racing both bikes and sidecar outfits. Even today aged over 70 he is still donning his leathers and crash helmet to race classic bikes, all over the UK and Europe.












In June 2020 Brian retired from day to day operations at Nortest and the company was purchased by Total Tension Solutions Ltd, the new company being TTS Nortest.

He will continue to work with the new company as a consultant… you just can not afford to loose all that knowledge and experience!

TTS Nortest will continue to grow and evolve with new products and services to meet our customers exacting needs.

John Tyrrell
– trained as an electronics engineer in the early 80’s before moving in technical sales of sensors and measurement systems with customers such as Airbus, BAE, Formula 1 Race Teams, Landrover and many more.

In April 2017 he took over Total Tension Solutions Ltd a UK based manufacturer of web tension systems – website – http://tts-systems.com/ This was followed by Batbox in April 2019 the UKs largest manufacturer of hand held bat detectors – website – https://www.batbox.com/

In January 2021 – Central Calibration Services was added to the group, UKAS
accredited force calibration laboratory from 0.2N to 3MN www.ccs0280.com

John has a passion for delivering the best measurement solutions, whether it be load and force for tension, ultrasonic sonar for bats or rubber, plastics and polymer materials testing.